Nigeria hosts security summit on how to beat Boko Haram

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French President Francois Hollande speaks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, May 14, 2016. Hollande is on a one day visit to Nigeria to attend a regional security summit. (Stephane De Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

Top envoys from the U.S., Britain, the EU and other organizations and presidents of neighboring countries joined President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria for a regional security summit. The focus: defeating Boko Haram.

Buhari claimed he’s made progress against the group since he took office last year. But some 20,000 have been killed, and over 2 million displaced, since Boko Haram launched its insurgency seven years ago.

Nii Akuetteh on the security summit to beat Boko Haram

Top envoys from the U.S., Britain, the EU and other organizations and presidents of neighboring countries joined President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria for a regional security summit. The focus: defeating Boko Haram. CCTV America's Jessica Stone was joined by Nii Akuetteh for more on the security summit and progress being made in defeating the terrorist group.

CCTV America’s Jessica Stone was joined by Nii Akuetteh for more on the security summit and progress being made in defeating the terrorist group. Akuetteh, a Ghana-born policy analyst and activist based in Washington, D.C., was the founding executive director of the West Africa arm of the Soros Foundation. He also founded the Democracy & Conflict Research Institute in Accra, Ghana.